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No. 7 Iowa stays perfect despite five INTs
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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP)Of all the holes Iowa has dug itself, this was the deepest. Indiana was leading by 14 in the third quarter and just two yards away from the Hawkeyes' end zone. Given how poorly quarterback Ricky Stanzi was playing, one more touchdown might have brought their charmed season crashing down. Tyler Sash instead returned an interception 86 yards for a touchdown, and Stanzi bounced back from a career-high five interceptions to rally the No. 7 Hawkeyes to a 42-24 victory, yet another improbable finish in a season full of them.
Legendary coach dies
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Former Iowa football coach Forest Evashevski, who led the Hawkeyes to two Rose Bowls in the 1950s, has died. He was 91.
Evashevski's son, Forest Evashevski Jr., said his father died Friday night from cancer at his home in Petoskey, Mich. His five sons, two daughters and wife Ruth were at his bedside.
Evashevski was hired at Iowa in 1952, seven years after its last winning season. He inherited a program that had languished near the bottom of the Big Ten, but by 1956 had the Hawkeyes headed to the Rose Bowl and a win over Oregon State.
Two years later, Iowa beat California 38-12 in the Rose Bowl.
Evashevski won 52 games in nine seasons and later served as the school's athletics director. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1999.